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Rosemary Liston Janas

Rosemary Liston Janas (DOB: 1/25/1933) was born, raised, and lived most of her life in Lowell, MA. She was the daughter of James P. Liston and Florence Geary Liston and sister to Patricia Liston and James Liston. The former wife of John J. Janas Jr of Lowell, and graduate of Lowell High School and Lowell State Teachers’ College, she was a teacher, childcare provider, and loving mother. Her love of all children, education, her faith, and her family were evident throughout her life. She loved the ocean and spent many summers at Hampton Beach, NH. She later lived on the coast of Maine in Kennebunk where she formed many strong and lasting friendships, before returning to Lowell in early of January 2020.

She is survived by her three daughters, Rosemary Janas Harrington, Kathleen Hennigan, and Christine Correa, her two sons John J. Janas III MD and Michal J. Janas, eight grandchildren, Jordan Janas, Sean Hennigan, Jennifer Hennigan, Heather Janas, Michaela Harrington, Colin Harrington, Eric Correa, and Catie Correa, and sons-in law Colin Harrington and Artie Correa, daughters-in-law Maureen Goulson Janas and Laura Denton Janas and sisters-in-law Ellie Liston and Margaret Janas.

In lieu of flowers, please send donations to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105. Arrangements by the Mahoney Funeral Home, 187 Nesmith Street, Lowell, MA 978-452-6361.


  • Maura & Joe Quinn Posted April 22, 2020 12:34 pm

    Rose, our deepest condolences to you and your family.

  • Priscille Fontaine Posted April 22, 2020 1:41 pm

    Rose, sorry to hear about your mom. Know that she is at peace.

  • Jim Boyle Posted April 22, 2020 2:02 pm

    Rosemary was one of those “unforgettable” people we unfortunately come across only a few times in life. I got to know her well exercising in the Quest pool. She was full of wisdom, pride in her family and excellent humorous stories. She had that Irish gift of laughter, and was wise counsel to countless members of the pool. She was reserved in her opinions, except when it came to her pride in her children and grandchildren. We will miss her stories about Colin, whose early accomplishments led her to believe he’d be the next JFK. My condolences to the entire Janas Clan. I will never forget this kind, wise and thoughtful lady, who always had a twinkle in her eyes. Jim

  • pam carleton Posted April 22, 2020 6:15 pm

    Rose I am so sorry to hear about the loss of your mom. Prayers sent to you and your family during this difficult time. All our love, Pam & Nancy Tremblay

  • Jill kukulski Posted April 22, 2020 11:17 pm

    Rosemary and family so sorry for your loss my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family

  • Amy Posted April 22, 2020 11:50 pm

    My deepest sympathies Rose to you and your family. May your Mother rest in eternal peace. XOXO

  • Donald F Quinn, Posted April 23, 2020 1:08 am

    OUR DEEPEST SYMPATHY ON YOUR LOSS. “Denny” & Barbara Quinn!!!!.

  • Judene Pare Posted April 23, 2020 1:31 am

    Dear Rosemary,
    My condolences and deepest sympathy are sent through these words for the passing of your mother. She was such a beautiful women, so vibrant looking. I’m sure that she lit up any room that she entered. May she rest in peace among all the other angels in heaven as she so deserves. And may she keep watch over you and your family from up above.
    With Love,

  • Kristy Hogan Posted April 23, 2020 2:18 am

    I was so very sorry to hear about your Mother’s passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers during this difficult time, made harder under the circumstances I’m sure. May she be at peace in heaven and watch over you and your entire family.

  • Rosemary Bubanas Posted April 23, 2020 1:29 pm

    Dear Rose and family so sorry for your loss. May all your fond memories get you through this difficult time.

    Rosemary , Evans & Family

  • MARY LOU KILEY Posted April 23, 2020 2:42 pm

    Rosemary was a gift and a privilege to know Me deepest sympathy. Mary Lou Kiley

  • Barbara Sullivan Murphy Posted April 23, 2020 6:32 pm

    Rosemary and Family – So sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies.

  • Janice Klimczak Posted April 23, 2020 10:05 pm

    Dear Rosemary and family,
    Please accept my sincere condolences on the passing of your mom. She was a lovely lady and will be missed.
    Janice Klimczak

  • Angela Dowd Posted April 25, 2020 9:11 pm

    Dear Rosemary and family,
    David and I were so saddened to learn of your loss. Please know, you are in our thoughts and prayers during this sad and difficult time.
    David and Angela

  • Debbie Lucinskas Posted April 29, 2020 2:22 am

    Rose and family,
    So sorry to hear about your mom. I am thinking of you all and your in my prayers. 🙏🏻


  • Michele Bourbeau Posted April 29, 2020 3:10 pm

    I’m very sorry for the whole family. I loved talking with your mom great stories and made me laugh.

  • Eileen Martins Posted May 19, 2020 2:11 pm

    So sorry Rose

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